Attributed to Frans Snyders

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Attributed to Frans Snyders
1579-1657
Study of a Windspeel
Charcoal and black and white chalk, with stumping, on blue paper.
10 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (258 x 200 mm)
Gift of George and Maida Abrams.
1991.31
Inscription: 

Inscribed on the mount, in graphite, at lower left, "[Wou]wermann?"; and at lower right, "19/2324" and "12".

Provenance: 
Thomas Le Claire, Hamburg, 1985; George and Maida Abrams, Newton, MA.
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Watermark: none.
The drawing belongs to a group of 90 similar studies of a single dog, drawn from life in black chalk in different poses and traditionally attributed to Snyders. The largest group is in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam; other examples are in the Prentenkabinet der Rijksuniversiteit, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, the Graphische Sammlung, Munich and elsewhere.

Associated names: 

Le Claire, Thomas, former owner.
Abrams, George, former owner.
Abrams, Maida, former owner.

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